We tried (almost!) one of everything at Christie’s Cookies at the Gaylord Opryland hotel in Nashville, TN.
The Gaylord Opryland Hotel is the famous Grand Ole Opry hotel. It’s so huge and beautiful — it’s like a shopping mall and a rainforest all in one!!!
We came across this gorgeous little cookie shop inside the Gaylord Opryland hotel, and it seriously kept calling my name every time we passed by it.
How yummy do these cookies look??
We arrived on a Thursday, but with all of the crazy Blissdom fun, we didn’t have a chance to have our cookie party until Saturday afternoon. All of these gorgeous pastries, cookies, and decadent desserts seriously taunted me for two and a half whole days! Do you know how hard it was to pass by this delicious case every day and not order like fifty cookies before our dessert meetup?? Very hard. Let me tell you.
The best thing about going on a dessert taste-testing spree with five other bloggers is that you can order a TON of desserts. We got one of practically everything at Christie’s Cookies at the Gaylord Opryland hotel!
Gaylord Opryland Hotel Nashville Dessert Party
As you can imagine, we got quite a few stares with our overflowing table full of treats! :)
Loved this cinnamon bun. The middle was perfect: soft, gooey, and loaded with icing.
Cute chocolate chip cupcake!
Why, yes. That is a sugar cookie with a giant scoop of sprinkle-covered buttercream frosting. Yes please!
Mmm, rocky road cookie.
A homemade honey bun!
See that chocolate sphere-shaped thing in the middle here? That was yummy. It was called a “chocolate bomb” and yes. It was the bomb. Sorry to be so ’90s. It was yummy layers of chocolate cake and chocolate mousse all wrapped up in a decadent chocolate ganache topping. Glorious.
You can also order any of the freshly baked cookies with a scoop of cool gelato sandwiched between them. Their flavors sounded amazing. This was salted caramel, it was incredible!
Ooh, I think this one was my favorite. That is a huge layer of buttercream frosting stuffed between two chewy chocolate chip cookies coated in chocolate. Loved this one!! The cookies were perfect.
I had so much fun on our dessert tasting frenzy at the Gaylord Opryland hotel!!
Here are the sweet girls and incredible bloggers I had the pleasure of hanging with at Blissdom, and who attended this crazy cookie extravaganza at the Gaylord Opryland hotel. :)
Caroline @ Chocolate & Carrots
Kristan @ Confessions of a Cookbook Queen
Molly @ Duchess of Fork
Shelly @ Cookies & Cups
If you’re planning a visit to the Gaylord Opryland hotel, make sure you check out Christie Cookies!
Christie’s Cookies at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel Nashville
Hours: Open daily from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Location: Magnolia entrance to the Garden Conservatory
One of these days I’m going to do this with you. Seems like you are the dessert sampling pro! So fun :)
I love your blog! Your recipes and photos always get my attention and are so drool worthy.
Wow, that looks amazing. Bring on the sugar coma!
Wow, I am super jealous…..I want to do the same thing :-) Taste several baking items? Right up my alley :-)
That was so much fun! :D I wish we could do that every day…although, I’d be like 1 million pounds. I definitely liked the chocolate bomb and the sugar cookie with the pound of icing on the top the best. ;D
P.S. The photos look great….definitely beats my iPhone photos.
This post has made me want to bake cookies now, especially a whoopie pie cookie!
Omg..heaven just sheer heaven.
Everything looks so delicous! I would love to eat a ton of those snickerdoodle cookies!
I legit just stared at that first picture for a good two minutes. I wish I could smell your pictures. You’re the bomb Amanda! I’m definitely a 90s girl :-)
We *love* Christie’s Cookies! I can remember going with friends to the one in Green Hills Mall when we were in college…I would ALWAYS get this amazing Heath cookie…or two…or twelve.
oh dear God! I licked the screen! I have a very serious question for you and thw girls that were with you. With all these tasting parties, how do you all stay so thin???????? I gained 4 pounds looking at the cookies. I think I could actually smell them. ROTFLMHO!!!!!
I always look for your email first!
All those desserts look sooo AMAZING….i’ve seen this post 3-4 times since morning ;-) loved all the pics…but for some reason I particularly cant take my eyes off the piece of cake right in the middle of the first pic…what exactly was that heavenly thing?? :) I love your blog :)
Hi Shil! It was some kind of chocolate cake. It wasn’t my favorite. :) It looked more fabulous than it tasted! :) The chocolate dome on the far right in the same picture was 10,000 times better!! Swoon! :)
Everything looks tasty!
That looks amazing! Classic blogger outing – everyone takes photos before sampling!
Looks like a magical time. Those desserts look fantastic. Blissbom is on my bucket list!
I am craving one of those sugar cookies loaded with an ice cream scoop of frosting today! Such a fun time :)
Would it be wrong to plan a vacation JUST to go here! I think I could spend a week (and 20 pounds) making my way through this place!
I LOVE Christie Cookies. I’m from nashville and they are THE BEST. You can actually order tins of the cookies online and have them shipped anyway. They are great treats for every occassion. I’m glad you got enjoy the amazingness!
I have a sweet tooth and those deserts are delicious they are making me hungry. How can you maintain your weight while tasting all of these wonderful deserts. I would weigh like 200lbs.
Oh my, now I’m hungry! Those treats look fabulous!! And I love the photo of everyone taking a photo!! :-)
How Fun! Love all of that sugar!
It’s not polite to make me short circuit my keyboard with drool this early in the morning! ;-) Oh man, thank God the hotel is so huge so I’ll be able to walk this stuff off!
I love the first photo – smorgasboard of SUGAR!! :) I’m so sad I didn’t know Blissdom was going on so near to me – I wish I could have been there!
This was so much fun, Amanda! Thanks for letting me tag along. I’d have to say the cookies with embarrassing amounts of icing were my favorites.
OK, how is it you don’t weigh 600 pounds? I’ve given up sweets to lose weight and can’t look at your blog anymore!
OMG, this makes my mouth watering!!!!! I really miss the US! The have the best sweet stuff in the world. :-) Sunny greetings from Switz, Danni
Btw, I love your blog.
omg all those treats are killing me! HAHAHA :) I WANT THEM!!!! … so bad >_< haha! they look delish and you girls look like you had fun! woo whoo! :)
What a fun post and meeting all those ladies, and sharing desserts and stories and time at Blissdom with them…yep, looks awesome!